Tupper Lake, Adirondacks

The leaves are changing, the days are growing shorter, and there's a lot to discover in Tupper Lake. The welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere draws visitors who love to explore our fascinating nature-themed learning centersquaint downtown, and mellow hiking trails, which deliver breathtaking views. In fact, there's no better way to see the vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn than by hiking up one of the family friendly Tupper Lake Triads. These three mountains are a great choice for casual leaf peepers.

Tupper Lake is way more than mountains, though. The region's outstanding lakes are always being crisscrossed by boaterspaddlers, and fishermen. Note to paddlers: we have every kind of water you could want to explore, from flatewater to whitewater. Golfers flock to the vista-infused fairways of the Tupper Lake Golf Club to enjoy a side of scenery with their swings. Cyclists who take to the roads in fall will find outstanding vistas awaiting around every bend, while hunters will find thousands of acres of state land to explore.


Kids, nature lovers, and the curious will all love a visit to The Wild Center, a world-renowned museum that's focused on all things natural in the Adirondacks. Inside, visitors can see live otter shows, learn about Adirondack ecosystems, and come face-to-face with all sorts of local critters like ducks, porcupines, ravens, and turtles. Outside, a series of well-maintained trails beckons to be discovered, and the Wild Walk -- a series of catwalks through the treetops -- is not to be missed. Just imagine an Ewok adventure with myriad Adirondack-inspired sites and you'll start to get the idea!

The fall wonders don't end at the colorful forest canopy! Did you know Tupper Lake boasts some of the darkest skies in the Northeast? Visit the Adirondack Sky Center and its roll-off-roof observatory to see the universe up close. The variety of telescopes available make stargazing a snap, as do the clear night skies of the region. Stop in for a free Friday night stargazing session when the sky is clear.


There's no shortage of restaurant options here, and beer lovers will be thrilled to learn there is the outstanding Raquette River Brewing. Check out Raquette River's awesome pavilion for live music. For more live music, pull up a seat --on the lawn -- to enjoy performances at the brand new Tupper Lake Bandshell located right on the water in Flanders Park.

Are you ready to discover Tupper Lake, where every day leads to a new adventure? Find a place to stay and start planning yours today!